finding stuff

This past weekend I went home to Pretoria, kidnapped my brother and made him come with me to Bell Bottoms in Pierneef or something like that… He was mortified when we arrived at our destination because of all the ‘old stuff.’ Has anyone noticed that I like using the word ‘mortified’? Anyways, so Bell Bottoms is this cute antique and second hand shop in an area of Pretoria I don’t normally go to, but that I go to because it is the treasure trove where I found my old spectacles and gloves and my beautiful coffee table…
I want that bench for my non-existent place…
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This place has everything: from mannequins to old picture frames to all those sweets you used to eat when you were younger and that sherbet stuff in a straw….
glass bottles
The stair case is so frightfully steep and because it’s lined with all these glass jars, you literally walk down them holding your breath
I found this beautiful and flirty shrug thing, which I can’t wait to wear… I actually have no idea what this is called. Does a shrug require sleeves for it to be a shrug? It could be a stole, but I was under the impression, that for a stole to be a stole it had to be fur or faux fur… Help me somebody!
Bell Bottoms has corners filled with interesting things to look at like this wall behind the mirror covered in old images and posters
If I knew how to sew I would have walked away with all the patterns they had on sale
This bather was my absolute favourite thing in the shop. I kept looking at it and touching it and loving it and the only reason I didn’t buy it is because of the awkward blue petal pointing to the va-jay jay area
rail of clothes
Rails and rails of clothing… My brother managed to buy a full suit for R200. You’re thinking it must have been a shoddy suit if it cost R200, right? Nope! This suit he found is immaculately cut and fits him like a glove. I’m going to convince him to pose one day and you’ll see…Who the hell says ‘shoddy’ these days? Maybe all these old things I like are making talk old
I like old tins and just old things in general…

  • Mango tree Muse
    Posted at 06:52h, 17 August Reply

    Love that shop, any idea where there are some nice ones in Jozi? Also looking for second hand fashion rails to expand my hanging space…any ideas where to find those?

  • duduwetsang
    Posted at 09:56h, 17 August Reply

    The shrug thing is a cloak, I think. It is lovely.


  • styleidol
    Posted at 10:12h, 17 August Reply

    Shrug shmug, it's blady cute!

  • lungile
    Posted at 08:27h, 20 August Reply

    Its a cape sillies!lol

  • Chantel
    Posted at 15:44h, 24 August Reply

    Oh my gosh! I'm from Pretoria too! Not too many Pretoria bloggers out there! This is fantastic! Where the hell is this place looks awesome! You mentioned Pierneef? Is that Pierneef street in Gezina? Following you girl!

  • Thithi
    Posted at 16:26h, 24 August Reply

    Hey Mango Tree Muse! I am looking for a clothing rail myself so I will definitely let you know. Someone told me about a place in Selby…
    I love styleidol's “shrug shmug, it's blady cute” Had me laughing for days! Can you believe I still haven't worn it… waiting for the perfect opportunity
    Chantel… I'm going to try and get the directions there, cos when I tell you that I found it by mistake and then never really looked at the street names, I ain't lyin'!

  • Milisuthando Bongela
    Posted at 09:38h, 25 August Reply

    Omg that cloak is adorbs! Wear it tonight!!!!

  • Thando
    Posted at 06:17h, 31 August Reply

    That shop is amazing, a friend introduced me to it sometime last year… its got uuurrr-thing… I live a few blocks away from the shop… holler next time you're in the area đŸ™‚

  • Diaan
    Posted at 00:29h, 19 October Reply

    Hey, very cool shop. Do you have a number for them?

  • Thithi
    Posted at 08:05h, 29 October Reply

    Hi Diaan…
    Number for Bellbottoms: 012 333 2216

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 09:35h, 08 February Reply

    Hi,thats my no,now I know why I have been getting so many calls for Bellbottoms.The correct no is 012 3332116!

  • Thithi Nteta
    Posted at 12:28h, 09 February Reply

    Oh my word… I am soooo sorry anonymous.

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